|Saturday, July 24, 2021
INS AIRAVAT REACHES JAKARTA WITH COVID RELIEF SUPPLIES TO INDONESIA Indian Naval Ship Airavat arrived at the Port of Jakarta, Indonesia on 24 Jul 2021, carrying essential COVID-19 relief supplies. The ship has brought five Cryogenic containers containing 100 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen and 300 Oxygen Concentrators to support Indonesia in its fight against the ongoing pandemic.
INS Airavat is a Landing Ship Tank (Large) type of ship with a primary role to carry out amphibious operations and is capable of carrying multiple tanks, amphibious vehicles and other military cargo. The ship is also deployed for HADR relief operations and has been a part of various relief efforts across the Indian Ocean Region.
India and Indonesia enjoy close cultural and commercial ties. Both countries have been working together in the maritime domain towards a safer Indo-Pacific. The navies regularly carry out joint naval exercises in the form of bilateral exercises and coordinated patrols.
RINL-VIZAG STEEL STARTS STEEL SUPPLY FOR THE PROJECT NAVARATNALU- PEDALANDIRIKI ILLU RINL, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant proudly shares that The government of Andhra Pradesh has placed the order for the supply of around 2000 MT of Vizag Steel as a first consignment.
AP Housing Corporation Limited, Govt of AP placed its first order for their steel requirement for the use in the Govt. of AP''s prestigious project of Housing named "Navaratnalu- Pedalandiriki Illu".
The truck carrying the first consignment of Vizag Steel products was flagged off from RINL stockyard at Vijayawada. RINL officials handed over the consignment of steel to the AP State Govt officials at Denduluru.
Sri DK Mohanty, CMD Additional Charge said, "It''s a great moment to cherish and it is just the beginning of RINL''s Share in this prestigious project of AP Govt, which will build more than 30 Lakhs houses in next few years in two phases of 15 lakhs each requiring more than 7 lakhs tonnes of steel in each phase. RINL is aiming for major share in this project ".
DRDO CONDUCTS SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT TEST OF AKASH Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful flight-test of New Generation Akash (Akash-NG) missile from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha at 1145 hrs on July 23, 2021. The test was carried out against a high-speed unmanned aerial target which was successfully intercepted by the missile. The flight test has validated the functioning of complete weapon system consisting of the missile with indigenously developed RF Seeker, Launcher, Multi-Function Radar and Command, Control & Communication system. The test was carried out amidst inclement weather conditions proving the all-weather capability of the weapon system.
VICE ADM AB SINGH FOC-IN-C ENC CALLS-ON THE GOVERNOR AND CHIEF MINISTER OF TAMIL NADU Vice Adm Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, called-on Hon''ble Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri Banwarilal Purohit at Raj Bhawan, and later Hon''ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Shri MK Stalin at Chennai today, 23 Jul 21.
The CinC briefed the Governor and Chief Minister on the maritime security challenges, particularly on the Eastern Seaboard and the Tamil Nadu coast, and also highlighted major forthcoming projects and infrastructure being planned by the Navy in Tamil Nadu. The CinC also highlighted activities being conducted/ planned by the Indian Navy towards Swarnim Vijay Varsh and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Vice Adm AB Singh was on a maiden visit to Chennai after taking over as the FOC-in-C ENC.